My nightly routine is fundamental but consistent. At the end of the night, I sit down, I grab my journal, and I write, and I answer three basic questions:
What went right?
What didn’t go right?
What am I most grateful for today?
I have to remember the routines that it takes for me to stay clean on a regular basis.
As we begin to learn to inventory our lives, we find the routines that we never knew we had that fed our addictions, our depressions, our anxieties. We see that during those moments, we were on autopilot. As we focused on our depression, our depression deepened. As soon as we become consumed by our anxiety or the hunger to feel different, our compulsions and obsessions grow. Continue reading “What we measure we grow!”
I will not put my Trust in you, but I will have Faith in you.
I remember a time when I was not able to drive myself around. I had to rely on others to get me to, and from meetings, or to and from work. Many a time I’d be sitting outside of the apartment complex waiting on someone to pick me up. They’d be running 30, 40 min or even an hour late. I used to get so pissed off. Eventually, I started realizing, that there are times when stuff happens, and there’s nothing we can do about it.
My foundation for recovery has changed a lot over the years.
Our priorities, change through the gifts of Recovery and through learning self-mastery. Faith serves as the firm foundation for courage in the future. And so many of us struggle with that word faith. Because we automatically connect to the same struggle we have with religion or with God. Continue reading “Foundation for Change need not be Fear.”